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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 87-92

Study of leprosy among slum dwellers in Pune. Part II--Disabilities.

Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

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S K Krishnan
Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

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While conducting a leprosy survey in an urban slum in Pune 45 cases of leprosy were detected in a population of 4915 and only 7 of these cases had some disability. Disability rate in the leprosy cases was 15.56 percent, and maximum number had Grade 2 disability of hands or feet. Disability was higher in the higher age groups, males, Hindus, widower/widows, unemployed and lower socio-economic classes. Majority of the cases had a very low Disability Index DI (2) between 0.10 to 0.69 which is heartening and proves the successful implementation of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme.

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